Although you may tend to think about the color orange when you picture Florida, there is one day of the year where everything runs green, and that day is, of course, St. Patrick’s Day! A holiday that brings the Irish and the would-be Irish together to drink and celebrate in perfect harmony, it’s one of our favorite of what many would call the “lesser” holidays. No gifts to buy, and the only expectations are for a good time! This guide to green beer and good times during your Orlando getaway and stay in one of our Exclusive Orlando Rentals is guaranteed to turn you Irish—if only for the day!
Baldwin Park St. Patrick’s Day Festival, March 14
The first thing you may notice about this list is most of these activities fall a few days before the actual holiday. Well, St. Patrick’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, and even though you may be on vacation, the majority of Orlando residents will not be, so necessity deems we celebrate on the 14th! With that said, you’re going have a plethora of celebrations to choose from, starting with the Baldwin Park St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Held from noon until 6, this fun event offers a beer garden, live music, and food trucks serving a mix of foods both traditional and non-traditional.
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl
Also held on March 14th, this green, brew-dacious event promises to be the one you remember least! Starting at 4PM and ending at midnight, this event features a costume contest with a $1000 prize, a map to all the bars on the crawl, and drink specials at each spot on the map. Billed as the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party of the year, professional photographers will be on hand taking pics to help entrants remember all the fun they had. Hiring a ride share is suggested!
Harp & Celt Irish Pub & Restaurant
For those not in the mood for a super-celebration, but still want a taste of Ireland, a visit to the Harp &anp; Celt Irish Pub & Restaurant is in order. Now don’t get us wrong; there will still be a party and there will still be live music, just on a smaller scale! Bringing cash is the best way to ensure you get quick service on this popular holiday. Located at 25 S. Magnolia Avenue, their menu is filled with your favorite Irish meals, including a delicious Cottage Pie, and their Guinness is the best poured in town!
The Ride Share You Won’t Remember
If you do it right, chances are you won’t remember much of your Uber or Lyft ride home, but you will appreciate waking up on one of our soft beds! Reserve your Exclusive Orlando Rentals holiday escape today!